Student Community Service Awards
For over 40 years, The Center has worked to mobilize Triangle area students to volunteer and make a difference. Last year our students were recognized for over 50,000 hours of service to the Triangle community. Annually, we host the Tomorrow's Community Leaders Award Ceremony for all student achievement programs each fall.

Mayor’s Award 
For students who volunteer 60 or more hours during the summer
(Service begins the first day of summer vacation and ends the last day of summer vacation--includes individual photo shoot with the Mayor)
Commissioners' Award
Recognizes students who volunteer 50 or more hours during the school year.
(All hours already served this school year count toward this award! )
President’s Award
Highest national volunteer award!
Earn the bronze, silver, gold or lifetime achievement award (age-specific levels) from the White House! .
 The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center is the local "Certifying Organization" for these awards.
It's not too late to register. 
The deadline for registration/timesheets is September 2, 2017! 
 James Cho
A Helping Hand

Sometimes all you need is a little help, and as a volunteer with A Helping Hand, James Cho was there to provide it. James earned a Gold Presidential Service Award last year by providing more than 250 hours of volunteer work to this non-profit, which assists seniors and individuals with disabilities in many ways. Volunteers with A Helping Hand provide companionship, offer transportation to appointments, help to run errands, create special outings, and deliver home assistance of all kinds to those who need their help. They also provide much-needed respite care for regular caretakers. James did all these things, and also provided crucial assistance with the group’s website, redesigning it and making sure it operated well. Steffi Tornow, his Volunteer Supervisor, notes that not only is James “extremely compassionate and willing to serve in many capacities,” but that his expertise in technology was “invaluable.”

Thank you, James, for your hard work and your generous heart!

 After more than 40 years 
as the Volunteer Center of Durham,
we changed our name to reflect
WHAT we do and WHERE we do it.

We serve ALL nonprofits & volunteers
throughout the Triangle
and now our name fits our mission!

The Center serves more than 1,100 nonprofits 12,400 volunteers in:
Chapel Hill,  Durham,   Raleigh
(across the entire Triangle area!)

 Congratulations to our
2017 Governor's Medallion Award for Volunteer Service

This award recognizes the "top 20" volunteers in the state.
Medallion recipients are nominated at the county level then
evaluated by a panel of community service leaders from across the state.
Click here to see our full list of Key Award Winners

Durham County
Nazair Jones
Mentor Category
Ronald McDonald House-Chapel Hill  
Wake County
Mike Sweeney 
Faith-Based Category
Orange County
Kenneth Xu 
Youth Category
Student Environmental Education Coalition


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